Dark matter movie finds worldwide audience

Friday, 15 March 2013

Digital planetariums worldwide have snapped up a fulldome movie produced by The University of Western Australia which uses stunning simulations made inside supercomputers to explain the science around Dark Matter - the missing 80 per cent of the Universe's mass.

Photo by Joan Costa

Arctic ecosystem about to tip over on climate change

Thursday, 7 March 2013

Mounting evidence confirming the carbon dioxide effects of a 5º C increase in the Arctic Ocean temperature has led an international team of researchers to issue a stark warning about the perils the world faces in the near future.

Impact craters may have been cradles of life

Tuesday, 26 February 2013

Even comparatively small meteorite impact craters may have played a key role in the origin and evolution of early life on Earth, according to a researcher at The University of Western Australia.

Carbon cluster map

$3M project to map Australia's 'blue carbon' potential

Friday, 22 February 2013

Understanding the important role of Australia's coastal and marine wetlands in storing atmospheric carbon dioxide will be the focus of a new $3 million collaborative research project headed by the CSIRO and eight tertiary institutions, including The University of Western Australia.

Winthrop Professor Klaus Regenauer-Lieb

Geothermal energy may make Perth world-first zero-emissions city

Thursday, 21 February 2013

Perth could become the world's first geothermally cooled city with the goal of achieving zero emissions under a new $20 million Australian Government-funded CSIRO Geothermal project involving The University of Western Australia.

Associate Professor Louise Barton

Soil carbon study to test nitrogen gas risk

Wednesday, 20 February 2013

A study led by The University of Western Australia is investigating whether increasing soil carbon in grain production to offset greenhouse gas emissions may also increase nitrous oxide emissions, which are nearly 300 times more damaging than carbon dioxide.